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1. A knot, lump, or slub in yarn or cloth.
a. A large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree.
b. The wood cut from such an outgrowth, often used decoratively as a veneer.
tr.v. burled, burl·ing, burls
To dress or finish (cloth) by removing knots, lumps, slubs, or loose threads.

[Middle English burle, from Old French bourle, tuft of wool, diminutive of bourre, coarse wool, from Late Latin burra, shaggy garment.]

burl′er n.
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While these findings, in part, support those of previous studies associating high credibility with professional attire (Burler & Roesel, 1989; Morris et al., 1996; Shoulders et al., 2017; Workman & Freeburg, 2010), students' differing perceptions of attitude and background homophily may imply that students feel they share similar values as the professionally-dressed agriculture teacher, but may not feel as though their backgrounds are like those of the credible agriculturalist.
In addition, daily time-pressured quiz gives more benefit to students because it develops a habit of studying lessons every day to prepare for the test, improve attendance to participate the quiz and help retain the concepts studied for longer period of time (Chump, Burler, & Alex, 2003; Johnson & Kiviniemi, 2009)
Buriller 1252, Hurler 1256, bureler 1305, 1310, burler 1332, 1337, 1371, Burlere 1369 (bureler 'a maker or seller of burel; one who dresses cloth by removing buries, i.e.